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Mad River Distillers “Equal Parts” Cocktails

How many times have you searched for the same cocktail recipe simply because you couldn’t recall the ounces required for each ingredient? Hey, it happens to the best of us! When it comes to remembering the breakdown of a particular cocktail, nothing is easier to remember than an “equal parts” cocktail, which uses the same amount of all the ingredients (though a garnish addition is often recommended). 

While there aren’t many cocktail recipes that fall into the “equal parts” category, at Mad River Distillers, we’ve pulled together 6 simple (and delicious) options that are sure to be top-of-mind the next time you ponder what cocktail to make at home.

Mad Hemingway
A riff on the Hemingway Daiquiri, this equal parts cocktail has a balance of tart and sweet with grapefruit juice, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, and our First Run Rum.

Blood & Sand
This simple and bright cocktail features equal amounts of our Hopscotch Whiskey, Cherry Heering, Carpano Antica and blood orange juice.

Kingston Negroni
The use of sweet red vermouth and bitter orange Campari are the perfect components to balance and enhance our aged PX Rum, which imparts a caramelized oak barrel influence on this equal parts drink.

Final Ward
This fun take on the whiskey sour cocktail created by Phil Ward features herbal notes from Green Chartreuse, cherry notes from Luxardo Maraschino, and earthy notes from our Revolution Rye. Of course, no whiskey sour would be complete without fresh lemon juice!

Combining equal parts of our Revolution Rye, Campari and Carpano Antica, this cocktail contains minimal ingredients but packs quite a lot of flavor.

Paper Plane
Our Bourbon Whiskey shakes up with Aperol, Amaro Nonino and fresh lemon juice in this classic cocktail featuring tart rhubarb and vanilla notes, as well as earthy bark and bitter spice notes.

Though not strictly made from equal parts, another great cocktail to try is the La Louisiane. This cocktail recipe features equal amounts of our Revolution Rye, Carpano Antica and Benedictine, with a few dashes of Peychaud’s bitters and a scant barspoon of Absinthe added to the mix. If you like the flavor of Absinthe and Peychaud’s bitters, this one is well worth adding to your short list of go-to cocktails.

Now that you have a half dozen “equal parts” cocktail recipes at your disposal, we hope you’ll give them a try and find a new easy-to-remember favorite. Cheers!

Written by Brianne Lucas and published on February 25, 2022

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